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REGION COUNTIES -- Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, Lycoming, McKean, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Tioga, Union (County Guide)


 

june 20, 2018

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Cameron County
Crayfish/”Crawfish” are in their “soft shell” stage.  This means bass will be feeding heavily on them and fishing, using crayfish patterns/imitations, will be good!!
Centre County
Foster Joseph Sayers Lake – Boating pressure is moderate to heavy around the lake. SAFETY NOTE – Boaters need to use caution while boating, due to recent rain events washing lots of logs and debris into the lake.  Many of them are just under the surface of the water.
 
Anglers are catching Crappie, Bluegill and Yellow Perch, using minnows in areas around the causeway.
 
Anglers are also catching Catfish using chicken liver and nightcrawlers  around Hunter Run Cut, Lower Greens and Upper Greens.
 
Bass anglers are catching bass using rubber worms, spinnerbaits. Most bass angling success is near submerged roadbeds.
 
Anglers, fishing the spillway, are catching Crappie using minnows and plastic twisters.
 
Black Moshannon Lake - Kayak and Canoe activity is moderate at the lake.
 
Anglers are catching bass and pickerel from shore, kayaks and canoes. Live bait is working best.  Anglers are also catching them with rubber worms as well.
 
Bald Eagle Creek - Anglers are catching trout using a variety of dry flies, trout magnets and live bait.
Spring Creek – More rain brought water levels up and colored up the stream. 
Prior to heavy rain, Sulphurs, tan caddis, blue wing olives, crane flies and midges were all hatching. Anglers are catching trout using dry flies (e.g. Sulphers #14-16; Tan Caddis #14-16; Blue Wing Olives #18-22; Crane Fly #14-16 and/or midges #22-26). 
Warm weather will have terrestrials (e.g. ants, beetles etc) on the move.  Be sure to have a few in your fly box for some fun!
Anglers are catching trout using nymphs (e.g. Hot spot sow bug #14-16; Baetis emergers #18-22; olive scud #14-18; walt’s worm #12-16; sulphur patterns #12-14). 
Clinton County
Fishing Creek – Recent rain increased water flow.  Wait for the water to drop and clarity to improve.  Unless you see trout rising, stick with nymphing.  Anglers are catching trout using nymphs (zebra midge, hairs ear, frenchie, sunken ant, green weenie).

June 13, 2018
 
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Cameron County
Snapping turtles are migrating to lay eggs.  Be on the lookout for them crossing the roads.
Anglers are still having luck catching trout in the majority of streams across the County!
WCO Crisp will be conducting a Safe Boating Course on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Sizerville State Park Nature Center from 10a.m.-6p.m.  Keep an eye on our Calendar of Events www.fishandboat.com for details!
Centre County
Foster Joseph Sayers Lake – Anglers, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed and Yellow Perch, using red worms and wax worms.  Target the habitat structures, downed trees, rocky areas.
Anglers continue to have success using twister tails, mini streamers (chartreuse and/or olive colors), live minnows, worms and waxworms.
 
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During the PFBC’s NC Region Family Fishing Festival, Amy and Marlon reeled in some nice Pumpkinseeds!  This was Marlon’s FIRST FISH!  Congratulations Marlon!  (photo provided)
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Julia reeled in a nice Bluegill using waxworms!  Congratulations Juila!! (photo provided)
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Rachelle and her son Thomas caught this Pumkinseed just as Sea Vester, from the Susquehannock Sail and Power Squadron showed up!  Way to go you two!! (photo provided)
Spring Creek – Recent rain brought water levels up and colored up the stream.  Water should be back to reasonable levels by Thursday/Friday this week.
Prior to heavy rain, Sulphurs, tan caddis, blue wing olives, crane flies and midges were all hatching. Anglers are catching trout using dry flies (e.g. Sulphers #14-16; Tan Caddis #14-16; Blue Wing Olives #18-22; Crane Fly #14-16 and/or midges #22-26).  To catch the sulphur hatch, plan to fish into the night hours!
Anglers are catching trout using nymphs (e.g. Hot spot sow bug #14-16; Baetis emergers #18-22; olive scud #14-18; walt’s worm #12-16; sulphur patterns #12-14). 
Anglers are catching trout using streamers (olive/black #4-8).  Target the stream banks, structure and soft water edges.
Clinton County
Fishing Creek – Recent rain increased water flow.  Wait for the water to drop and clarity to improve.  A few anglers, targeting the soft edges and near structure with streamers are catching a few trout.  If rain subsides for a few days, conditions should improve.

Reports compiled by Amidea Daniel (RA-FBNCFISHNRPT@pa.gov), Northcentral Regional Education Specialist, using information provided by Waterways Conservation Officers, Area Fisheries Managers and other PFBC staff.​​